Because We Can
Hero is a three-piece band from Northwest Arkansas. They are known for their crowd pleasing live shows and the popularity of their original songs. This CD is influenced by decades of music and artists. Hero does not play for fame or fortune; this music is made from the heart. It is made by the artists because they enjoy making music, and for the people because they want them to hear it. They have over 75 years of combined experience in the music world. If you are looking for a quality CD with more than 1 or 2 good songs on it, this is it! When you ask the guys why they do this, they smile and say: 'BECAUSE WE CAN' Hero is: Jay Simmons; Singer-songwriter, started playing guitar and writing songs at 9 years of age, believes in playing, singing and writing music with passion. Clark Wood; Singer, bass player, started his music career well before his teenage years, has traveled in bands extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada. He believes in making music with strong arrangements and harmony vocals. Eric Thompson; Singer, drums, percussionist, well on his way to being an excellent drummer and percussionist before the age of 12. He has the ability to give songs that 'just right' foundation and feel that makes the songs come to life. ************A Personal Note from Jay*********** Most of the songs are about life and relationships. The song 'Shocked' is about Earth and the environment and our title track, 'Because We Can', is about some of our early influences and how we felt growing up and how we feel about music now. In our title track, we wanted to tell a story, incorporate all of the influences we could, a good melody, hard-edged rock, some solid lead guitar, bass and drums, because that's what we grew up on, along with some modern influences as well. We feel we accomplished that, and if you're still reading this far into our bio, we appreciate the interest. Enjoy the CD and feel free to e-mail us with any questions or feedback. Thanks, Jay Simmons Hero.